Welcome to our blog! I am Mrs. Bearden and this is my 22nd year at Robinson! I have been here since the fall of 2000 and have taught at many different grade levels. I love what I do and look forward to coming to school!
My belief as an educator is that in each child there is infinite potential to learn and become the best version of themselves they can be! I believe it is my job to foster a love of learning and help children create knowledge for themselves by providing them with learning experiences and an environment in which they can explore and make connections. In my class you will see kids talking, moving, working together, making choices and trying new things. I LOVE to be in the classroom, learning right alongside my students!
On a personal note, I have been married to Mr. Bearden, Grant, for almost 25 years. We have a 14YO son, Riley (who is in 10th grade) and an 11YO daughter named Allison (who goes to Nipher, too, and is in 4th grade). Mr. Bearden is a teacher, too, and teaches 6th grade in Maplewood-Richmond Heights School District. We live in South City and LOVE IT. We love to spend time together as a family, doing just about anything! Since we’ve moved to this house we can walk to so many places and enjoy being outside together!
- I have known my husband since we were in high school (I was 15!)
- I went to Australia and New Zealand in 1995.
- I drink Diet Dr. Pepper every day (I think I might be addicted!)! **UPDATE–it has been since Nov 2017 since I’ve had ANY soda and it feels so great!!**
- I drink LOTS OF COFFEE now instead. 🙂
- I LOVE to write and teach kiddos (or anyone else who will listen) about being a writer.
- I am a big fan of action movies–thanks to Mr. Bearden.
- Someday I hope to move to Florida. I could live at Disney World, I think. Maybe when I’m retired from teaching I could work there. 🙂
- I grew up in North County (went to Hazelwood and Ferguson-Florissant schools).
- I have 1 brother. He is 5 years younger than me and is a teacher, too!
- I love to read, but I like to write more.
- I used to play the alto clarinet, flute, piccolo and viola. I wish I had learned to play the piano. Want to teach me? 🙂
- I LOVE TO TEACH!!
- I am an aunt to Lucy, Landon, Cohen and Anna Kate. They are cutie pies!
- I might be addicted to blogs–reading them and writing them!
- I love to bake! I spend a lot of time in the kitchen baking muffins and other yummy stuff. I recently got interested in decorated sugar cookies and also love to try to make “regular” baked goods more healthy. Allie will tell you that mommy is the baker and daddy is the chef in our family. This is a little funny because Baker was my maiden name. 🙂
- I like to try new things.
- I love things to be clean and organized. If you’re my student, you should expect to help me keep the classroom that way. 🙂 (But my family may be confused by this statement because it doesn’t always translate to my house!)
- We just got a new puppy!! It was a total surprise (at least to me and the kids) and we chalk it up to another of those unexpected things that 2020 brought. This one was at least positive! She’s a Boston Terrier and her name is Bailey and she’s ADORABLE!